HTC sues Apple using nine patents received from Google
0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2011, 17:49 posted on
Nine patents that started life at Motorola, Palm and Openwave Systems and recently belonged to Google, were transferred to HTC on September 1st which allows the Taiwan based firm to fight back against Apple with another law suit...
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1. Penny (Posts: 1652; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Awesomeness. I must be dreaming - quick, somebody pinch me.
3. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Yeeee Buddy! Good job google helping out YOUR manufacturers using the Motorola purhase
28. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Everyone acts like apple is the most hated now, but honestly, i asked my family (all iphone users) did you know that apple is suing samsung/htc/ ect, and they just asked me what htc was, and they didnt know what was going on. I dont really care about htc/pantech/lg. i only care about Samsung and Apple, no matter what, they are the best in my eyes!
30. busa03 (unregistered)
It shows you never have owned an htc.
35. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Haha well good for your stupid family :)
43. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeah, but you know what? If ever I describe the facts of the case to people, they generally agree that Apple is being a group of douches over the lawsuits.
I mean, apart from their forced payment to Nokia, when have you ever heard of them paying royalties to anyone for any patents other companies hold?
52. ilia1986 (unregistered)
christianqwerty if you family lives - or had lived in Europe - and supposedly wanted to buy a Tablet which looks the best to the average person and from a very known brand - they would have known what's going on with the lawsuits - as they would have been unable to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
2. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Can you say stupid?? What crack was the executives at HTC smoking? Google's android is under attack by Oracle (after acquiring Sun's Java) and HTC decides to go to bed with Google.
This is going to end very badly for everyone, except the lawyers.
5. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
hey hey hey they are asian so we can assume that they are smart and know what they are doing
8. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Since there is no outcome for the case yet....how are they stupid? For all we know Oracle might not win.
Remember once upon a time there was an Apple case where they just knew they had Samsung nailed suing over 10 patents...
Turned only 1 was legit and that didnt even necessarily involve Samsung.
49. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"For all we know Oracle might not win."
Such an outcome isn't in the cards thus far. Google's attorneys thought they could invalidate the Sun patents, but only 1 was invalidated. The rest are still valid. There will be a trial in October, unless Google cuts a deal to settle. Maybe Google might win something on appeal to further whittle down what the ultimate damage amount will be. But getting off scott free? Doubtful.
37. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
You do know HTC was well known before people knew what an iPod was right? and a lot of mobile patents belong to htc
6. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
HTC wants to play ball with the big bad wolf.... ok ... HTC got next
7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
GO REBEL ALLIANCE! WHIP THAT BIG, MEAN EMPIRE! >:D
10. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
i thumb you up... just because it was funny... but I am the enemy..
33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
"but i am the enemy"
really dude? lol.. ITS A PHONE ..
a phone YOU DONT ACTUALLY OWN.
11. cncrim (Posts: 839; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Apple start this dumb f*cking game, yeap Google help fight back. Wondering what happen if Iphone get ban around all continents.
I think this got to be stop, but GO GO ANDROID time to be on the offensive.
12. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
I agree with Ivan ..... apple is so busy simply distracting other manufacturer, regardless if they have a case or not, that it stalls progress on the other companies. Great strategy of a hitleresk regime.
13. Atrix 4g (unregistered)
And this is why motorola let google buy them (probably some other reasons), but google is now taking android to the offensive against Apple. Now that google shares all does patents with motorola, they are going to give them a few important patents to every mayor android manufacturer, to start suing apple then google is going to step it up them selfs take all the big pantents from motorola and the ones that originated from them and use it against apple, to calm them down.
14. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Why is iCloud Communication drop lawsuits against Apple iCloud and than renamed itself?????
42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Oh man my fandroid brothers are so clever. Homosexual references on phone blogs = instantly clever.
44. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I didn't see you complaining when Gemini used homophobic slurs himself.
16. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Well the tables have turned on the evil empire
17. darkvader (unregistered)
You guys don't get the picture. When its all said and done who controls Nokia will be the winner. So in that case Microsoft has the upper hand in the end. And guess what Apple and Microsoft are mutual friends for the minute and that means Google is the biggest loser.
22. sinple (unregistered)
well, nokia was the one who managed to got 430million euro from apple. Maybe the fall of iOS outweights the importance of the mutual relationship.